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FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 7:00pm PDT
have to attack romney both on the record and romney was wrong about the $5 trillion tax cut and doesn't do anything for the unsinced. uninsured. and raise things that obama didn't raise for whatever reason. the 47%. george w. bush was not mentioned in the debate wednesday night. bain capital. it will be a big assault both personal and in policy terms on mitt romney from joe biden. puts paul ryan in a tricky position. he would like to go on the offensive. he is good at prosecuting that record, the debt and obama care and all that but he also has to defend romney and got to lot let biden undercut what romney did on wednesday night. >> geraldo: i read something that you wrote that suggested that romney won by being moral not just matter of fact about the issues of the economy for example. what did you mean? >> there was a key moment about 25 minutes in. they had the exchange on taxes for the first 20-25 minutes and romney did well. i think it was still in question who was really going to win the debate and then jim lehrer said let's turn to the second session on the debt. the first
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 10:00pm PDT
voucherrize medicare. romney will say he is the defender of the middle class. t both sides say this could get heated tonight. >> chris, thank you. >> good evening. >> we go to jim lehrer of pbs moderating this debate. >> i'm jim lehrer and welcome you to the first of the 2012l presidential debates between president barack obama the democratic nominee and former, massachusetts governor mitt romney the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice presidential, are sponsored byo the commission on presidential debates. tonight's 90 minutes will be about domestic issues and will follow a format designed by the commission. there will be six roughly 15 minute segments with two minutt answers for are the first question and then open discussion for the remainder o. each segment. o thousands of people offered suggestions on segment subjects or questions via the internet and other means.. but i made the final selections and for the record, they were not submitted for approval tomi the commission or the candidates. the segments as i announced in advance will be three
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
immigration issue. both campaigns have to ten to execute. governor romney has to explain a little more his economic policies. i think the president obviously had a bad night. he will recover. he is a smart guy. beating an incumbent president is never easy but you now basically have a credible alternative. the millions of dollars in negative advertising that the obama campaign has run got diminished the other night by the performance of mitt romney. >> shannon: i want to ask you both how the impact of early voting will play out. a lot of places you can vote before the first debate was even held. there is still a lot to happen in the next 30 days, juan. how much do you think the early voighting issue could benefit or hurt either candidate? >> depends on which state we are talking about. helps a lot i think with people who are clearly of a mind to vote for one candidate or another. i think that is why they are anxious to do it. and then, of course, there is the whole issue of voter suppression and a lot has to do with making it more difficult to vote in the immediate days before the
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
both be right. will mitt romney cut $5 trillion in taxes to benefit the wealthy? or not? he is in a must-win battleground state of florida and john roberts is there as well. >> reporter: good afternoon to you. the president and governor romney continue to slug it out in preparation for their next one-on-one meeting in the great debate. i am in port saint lucie, florida. we will have the america's news headquarters coverage, coming right now. [ male announcer ] this is sheldo whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >> aouncer: meet tom, a proud dad whose online friends all "like" the photos he's posting. oscar likes tom's photos, but he loves the access to tom's personal information. oscar's an identity thief who used tom's personal fo to buy new teeth and a new car, and stuck tom with the $57,000 bill. [tires squeal] now meet carl who works from the coffee shop and uses the free wi-fi. marie works from th
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 8:00pm PDT
, mary anna stacia o'grady and kim strassel. dan, how important was this debate for mitt romney's candidacy. >> it was not only very important for mitt romney's candidacy, paul, it was very important for us. i think he both rescued his candidacy and rescued the election. and quite honestly, the election to this point was kind of boring. it was boring because both candidates in different ways were making it boring. the president, and there have been reports, was kind of coasting through, thinking he had no real competition from mitt romney. and romney was out there basically, expressioning conservative platitudes without elaborating on them. we get to the debate and what mitt romney does is answer the two things i think most voters were looking for, why do you think that barack obama's presidency failed and what ways have he failed it. and what would you propose alternatives, and better than president obama does? >> he did both of those, went right at the obama record and something the president declined to talk about himself and went deep on his tax policy and his health policy, s
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
has had the opportunity to meet both mitt romneys, i don't doubt that he'll make some adjustments. i know he's looking forward to the next debate. >> robert gibbs, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> george, thanks for having me. >> let's hear from the romney campaign. ed gillespie joining us this important. ed, thanks for getting up this morning. you heard robert right there, masterful, theatrical, fundamentally dishonest. i guess his basic point now about governor romney on his tax plan is either that he's not telling the truth about the scale of the tax plan or abandoning his economic theory. which one is it? >> well, the problem they have is that the debate's performance on wednesday evening was not a matter of style, it was a matter of substance and governor romney laid out a plan for turning this economy around, getting things moving again, he had a fact-based critique of president obama's failed policies that the president was unable to respond to. and today and since then, the obama campaign, they remind me a little bit of a 7-year-old losing a checker game and in
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
election, and new tonight, strong debate from both the president and mitt romney, campaign team. first, here is the campaign adviser, robert gibbs. >> it takes a long time to dig out of this avalanche of bad decisions that were before the obama presidency, one thing we see is clear, mitt romney's plan is to go back to a failed economic theory of tax cuts for the rich, despite the fact he deny attend tax cuts, and the math. and let's go to war with sesame street but give wall street a big, wet, kiss, that is call what got us into this mess, we spent four years digging out of it. >>> meanwhile, gingrich saying the numbers were good for the president, but the overall picture is still gloomy. >> i think it was a significant help to the president. imagine coming out at 8.2 following the debate, i mean people would have entered the week saying it is close to the end. so it is part of the whole process, the campaign will go down to the end. it will be one of the most interesting campaigns in american history, i think you will see it go back and forth somewhat. on friday, the imf said probably
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 8:30am PDT
family. look, both candidates, i think told things that stretched the truth. mitt romney with the preexisting conditions. remember barack obama said his independent advisory panel on medicare wasn't going to make any decisions on treatment. it has unilateral power, unless congress overrides it with a super majority, to basically tell all doctors and hospitals this is how much money you have to treat people. that is incredible power. it is effectively the power to ration health care. i think the president was stretching the truth in and a big part of obamaed care, which, by the way, remains very unpopular. >> schieffer: norayou have covered all these people. you have interviewed all of them. where do you see this right now? where do you see this going? >> reporter: well, mitt romney energized not justs had supporters of republicans and conservatives across the country, but even his own campaign, who i think having talked to them acknowledged they had trouble with their own message, that they had been sort of chasing the shiny penny, as one adviser put it today, that they feel like
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm EDT
, that you hear both from president obama and mitt romney's performance. they tended to hear more about mitt romney, that they didn't know much about. and are looking forward to the next few debates to really make their decision. >> how about changing their minds? did that happen, or did they go in with a presumed affiliation and stay that way? >> well, we talked with moms who were more towards the middle. some of them moved a little more towards mitt romney, some of them stayed where they were. and some of them were a little bit undecided. i think we found that mitt romney had a good performance, they didn't necessarily point to a specific moment where they said this moment from the president really changed my mind, or this moment from mitt romney really changed the way i viewed this race. i think they really saw it as the beginning of the campaign, for a lot of them this is when they really begin to start paying close attention. and while some changed their mind, i think it is quite possible that some of them will change their mind back. >> well, you're a democratic strategist,
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 4:00pm EDT
, surely and we would both be in it. >>gregg: you might have seen governor romney's performance at the first presidential debate but before that happened, did you catch this? >> what does romney have to do? >> romney needs to articulate a plan as to what he is going to do to change america. pat's right, he has to make himself accessible to the american people. beyond that, unless people get a sense that he has a clear alternative vision for the country and specific approaches to get there, he will not succeed. >>gregg: was the romney campaign watching "campaign insiders" that day? more on that ahead. >>heather: october is anti-bullying month and a horrifying case of bullying a young girl allegedly tormented by a grown man. my doctor told me calcium is efficiently absorbed in small continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business crit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, everday
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
for the white house. unemployment drops below 8% for the first time in 44 months. both sides say romney budget any wins debate one. with 30 days until the election we will discuss where the campaign stands now. with republican senator kelly ayotte and democratic governor martin o'malley. then a debate guru explains the dos and don'ts when 67 million people are watching. we'll ask brett o'donnell to review what obama and romney did in the first debate and what they should do better next time. plus this week's face-off between the vice presidential candidates. we will ask our sunday panel to handicap biden versus ryan. and we go "on the trail" all right now on "fox news sunday." and h hello again from fox news in washington. big changes in the presidential race this week. the romney campaign was reenergized by the governor's strong performance in the first debate. but president obama got a big boost with a new jobs report that showed a sharp drop in the unemployment rate. we are going to have our own debate today between democratic governor martin o'malley of maryland and republica
FOX
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
the debate, that romney got some kind of bump in the polls, i would ask you both, briefly, 30 seconds, each, governor, where does the race stand now. >> i think we have three more debates coming up, one of which is the vice presidential campaign. where paul ryan has been very specific about what he'd do in a budget, and that is the budget that would be bad for our economy, and bad for job growth, and, it would increase taxes on 18 million people, and, so, we have a few more rounds to go, on the fight where we saw, the first one was an energized performance, big bird meets the big lies and now governor romney will be challenged for the remaining 30 days to explain how it is he pays for $5 trillion en cuts and tax cuts for millionaires and with billionaires, without us suffering the... >> chris: senator. >> the debate was a reset of the campaign and gave an opportunity for the american people, first of all, to deburning the myths created by the obama campaign, through false advertising about governor romney, and we saw the mitt romney that i know and those who have work with him
WHUT
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
the countless people trapped in our muddled policy. and this in colorado, a swing state, where both romney and obama have been courting the large hispanic vote. that wouldn't have happened if my guest on this week's broadcast had been moderating the debate, but their participation was rejected by the tiny group of insiders who set the rules. that's a shame because george ram mows and maria elena sorena are two of the most popular journalists. they work for the most important spanish language network in the country, univision. i met them for the first time earlier this week when they were in town to receive the emmy award for lifetime achievement from the national academy of television arts and sciences. here's part of the video presentation that introduced them to the emmy audience. >> they're two of the most well-recognized journalists in the united states. pioneers and advocates. for more than two decades maria and george have informed million of hispanics through the popular evening newscast. their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspectives, but
PBS
Oct 7, 2012 12:30pm PDT
what happened with mitt romney's program. >> let me look at the big picture here for a second. obama -- they are both completely disingenuous about this. the voucher plan will cost people seriously as a move down the road, in terms of services. there is no way we can continue to spend what we spend now on medicare without some serious changes, not just tweaking. >> romney says the president has colon $16 billion from medicare. is that accurate? >> it is in terms of what they are predicting over the years, the reducing costs for medicare, to make obamacare neutral. what he does not mention is that his own running mate, paul ryan, made the same projections for his plan. nina is right, both are not being totally straight with the voters. president obama goes after romney and ryan in the way the democrats go after the gop when it comes to entitlements, but as we know, last summer, president obama was happy to make serious changes to medicare in exchange for getting a grand bargain. if he is reelected, he will go back to the table and i am sure the same questions will be on the tae again
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
. you don't have to write it down. both president obama and mitt romney have entire policy positions on immigration they laid out online. what this does for us in my industry is gives us a play to follow their promises that whoever becomes a president can be held to the promises. the cnn political ticker has breaking political news all the time, in and out, every day. we have an entire section there that's all about immigration. so when you hear a new ashert s assertion or change where a candidate stands, we will have it for you. everything right here is linked up at twitter and facebook. while we talk about that, i want you to know something on twitter. i have it #rtfacts. i'm using this to get you hard facts. the presidential debate made it so clear how desperately this is needed for falsehoods and muddled conversation that leave millions confused as to what is going on. join me at that hash tag. the more we learn about whaez candidates promise to do and b, what's actually been down, the better off we all are as voting publics. >> absolutely. thanks so much helping to keep us infor
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
president, "your voice, your vote" and just 30 days now to go until the election and both candidates trying to capitalize on their own momentum. governor romney fueled by his debate performance in florida drawing his biggest crowds yet and president obama with that new unemployment number back to where it was when he took office teaming up with bill clinton in california and clinton will be on the campaign trail all week and this as a new gallup poll showing the tighter race after the debate. president obama up by 3 points after being up by 6 at his peak. abc's david kerley is on the campaign trail in florida tonight. >> reporter: 9,000 flag-waving romney supporters jammed the town square, 6,000 last night, all ready to turn the president out of office. >> you all have the chance to hear his answers or his not -- nonanswers. now, of course, days later we're hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the last time. >> reporter: team romney is feeling his debate performance. the president obama is realizing he didn't perform at his peak. >> i t
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
going to be mentioned, but i think at the very base level, both mitt romney and the president believed that it is unacceptable for -- to develop nuclear weapons. on that they agree. on their rhetoric, maybe not the case. mitt romney has said and probably will say monday that the president has not been good to israel. he has said in the past that barack obama has thrown israel under the bus. whether that's true is debatable, but, you know, israel and the united states remain good allies. >> nice to have you on the program this morning. thank you. >> thank you. >> reaching new heights. one man is planning a record-setting sky dive. instead of the usual three miles up, try 23 miles. we'll hear from him next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios it's called passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance company, we understand that commitment. so does aarp, serving americans 50 and over for generations. so it's no surprise mill
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 1:00pm PDT
both. >> heather: it was a simple but direct challenge to governor mitt romney before last week's debate. >> for romney this debate is all about being able to prove several things. most importantly he is not a bad person that dislikes everyone. he has 90 minutes. >> heather: do so did romney advice take advice from campaign insiders. campaign insiders straight ahead. you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and seek immediate medical help if your breathing suddenly worsens, your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, v
FOX News
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
the aisle and fashion important legislation with the input of both parties. >> governor romney says this has to be done in a bipartisan basis. this is a bipartisan idea. this was a republican idea. governor romney at the beginning of this debate broke and said, what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. i agree that the democratic legislators in massachusetts might be giving advice to republicans in congress about how to cooperate. but the fact of the matter is, we used the same advisers and they say it's the same plan. when governor romney talks about this board, for example, unelected board that we have created, what this is is a group of health care expert, doctors, et cetera, to figure out how can we reduce the cost of care in the system overall? because there are two ways of dealing with our health care crisis. one is to simply leave a whole bunch of people uninsured and let them fend for themselves, to let businesses figure out how long they can continue to pay premiums until they finally give up and the workers are no longer getting insured. and that's been
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm PDT
election day. again, it's a critical state not only for the president but for mitt romney, and that's why you see them both spending so much time in the state of ohio. >> all right. dan lothian traveling with the president there on the west coast. sthoonks much. republican mitt romney is spending the weekend in florida where he's talking to crowds and trying to win their support. he spent yesterday preparing for the next debate. it's a must-win state if he wants to capture the white house, and today romney again wednesday on the offense against president obama on health care. >> if he is re-elected, he will install obama care. with it your xwrpremiums will gp an extra $2,500 above what they already are according to the congressional budget office. my plan is that i will finally get control of the excessive costs in health care by repealing and replacing obama care with real reforms. >> romney and obama will debate again just nine days from now, october 16th. you can watch the vice presidential debate right here on cnn this week. joe biden/paul ryan go at it on thursday. the coverage b
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 3:00pm PDT
a bit of both. there was a lot of both. president obama was way off and mitt romney was very much on his game. you know, i don't remember many debates where it's hard to think of a memorable gaffe or a memorable knockout blow, and yet there was a very visible mark of undebatable victor of this debate, which was mitt romney. he did it just because for 90 sustained minutes it was like he was debating a limp piece of spaghetti. >> it was like the chair from clint eastwood. but i want to go a little longer with this segment to talk more with these guys. this is some honest talk. let's talk about the job numbers, they couldn't have come at a better time with the president considering his performance the other night, how big of a help is this below 8% jobless rate, do you think? i'm going to start with anna to see what the republicans think about that. how big of a help? because mitt romney can no longer go, well, the unemployment rate is above 8%. >> absolutely it was a help. and it was a solid vote for president obama on friday, the day just after this disastrous debate. let me tell you,
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm PDT
noted in a tweet that romney raised $12 million in the 48 hours after the debate. both candidates are still talking about the latest unemployment numbers. the jobless rate is now below 8%. the president was thrilled with the news while the republican nominee was skeptical. >> more americans are entering the work forceful more americans are getting jobs. >> the number of people in america, the participation of our adults in the work force were the same as at the time he got elected. why our unemployment rate would be 11%. >>> president obama is set to return to the bay area monday night. he will be fundraising at a concert in san francisco at the bill graham auditorium along with some high priced private fund-raisers. >>> with the first presidential debate behind us, it is time for our factor fiction segment. mitt romney said during the debate that president obama promised he would cut the deficit in half. and romney went on to say, unfortunately, he doubled it. first things first. the president did pledge shortly after he took office that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
bringing policy both presidential candidates disagree with. you heard mitt romney saying he wants to staple a green card to the degree. where is the holdup? where is the problem? >> i i call them juveniles battling each other rather than try to fix the problem. everyone needs we need a start-up visa to start entrepreneur companies here, that we want more scientists, more engineers, more doctors, it's good for america, but they won't give each other political victory. both sides support stem, but they won't agree on legislation for petty wrangling they're doing. it's really silly what's going on in capitol hill. >> the same stuff we've been talking about the rest of the show, they can't agree on stuff that will likely send us into a recession, they can't agree on that. so this is probably way down on the political totem pole. by the way, it's probably easiest to get rich in asia, so does this support the possibility that there are opportunities in other countries for highly skilled workers. the u.s. is not the only game for them. >> absolutely. duke surveyed 700 entrepreneurs that wen
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 12:00pm PDT
not be likely to vote. >> mitt romney, paul ryan, the republican ticket. >> both campaigns use public information about who has voted early and who has not to decide where to deploy more door knockers and run more commercials. to get them early, surrogates even craft specific messages. >> early vote! find your friends! get them to early vote! >> the best thing we can do right now is bank votes. so vote absentee. >> that's a deliberate plea you hear from the gop more often than four years ago. >> in that election, all of the evidence suggests that more democrats voted early than republicans. >> shortly after, ohio's gop-controlled legislature voted to scale back some early voting. >> there's no question, but the motivation is political. >> congresswoman marsha fudge represents part of northeastern ohio, including cleveland. >> there was only a four percentage spread in the electorate. 4% of the vote, you can get that easily by taking 100 votes here, 100 votes there. >> john hew stead is the ohio secretary of state. >> you can start voting 35 days in advance, either by mail or in person
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 6:00pm PDT
raised in a single month. me romney campaign said they 8aised more than $12 million on line in the 48 hours after the debate. nan crawford is traveling with the republican candidate in aigns a. jan, the one number both campaigns fixated on, 7.8% unemployment. thissed yesterday. has this taken any wind out of lkvernor romney's sails? >> reporter: well, talk about a lymentum stopper there, jim. i mean, what it has done it really rob romney of one of his sost reliable lines in his hempaign speeches. i've heard him say over and eser, under president obama, has neyment has never been below 8%. obviously, he's not saying that now. instead what we saw yesterday and what he's going to say here in this rally tonight is it d bed be better and it would be better if he were president, reminding people of just how much americans in this country are struggling and saying those numbers just don't reflect how bad this economy really is. >> axelrod: what else do you expect, jan, in the run-up to the second debate? foreporter: well, what we've already seen is more focus, more aggressiveness coming f
CNN
Oct 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
romney, or even "saturday night live." they are talking about fox news host bill o'reilly and the daily show host john stewart. both men went at it and left no subject off the table during debate they billed as the rumble in the air conditioned auditorium at george washington university in d.c. >> fox news is sort of the lupus of news. they are -- they have seen something. it is there with a -- and fox news has gone overboard. >> well, hey -- [ applause ] >> fnc is making a billion dollars a year so something is -- >> you can't make money selling -- >> if you missed it last night, you can watch it on-line at the rumble 2012.com. >>> romney's foreign policy speech. afghanistan, israel, iran. which issue will romney focus on and which one gives him more ammunition against president obama? we'll take a look. jack, you're a little boring. boring. boring. [ jack ] after lauren broke up with me, i went to the citi private pass page and decided to be...not boring. that's how i met marilyn... giada... really good. yes! [ jack ] ...and alicia. ♪ this girl is on fire [ male announcer ] us
NBC
Oct 7, 2012 8:00am EDT
, stephanie, thank you. >>> and now to politics. both president obama and governor romney are trying to make their case to the nation as they hit their final stretch and they're not the only ones squaring off these days. john stewart and bill o'reilly are doing it as well. mike viqueira has more now from the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, jenna. both candidates are pouring it on now, raising big piles of campaign cash and playing to ever bigger crowds. this with 30 days to go to the finish line. momentum off his debate's success, mitt romney kept the heat on the president last night in florida. >> he said, you know, you can't fix washington from the inside. you can only fix it from the outside. we'll give him that chance on november. >> reporter: the romney campaign says it's taken in $12 million in campaign cash. while the obama campaign reported a record monthly haul, $181 million in september, tops for either campaign this year. in his weekly address the president touted another september number, the unexpected drop in the jobless rate. >> friday we l
ABC
Oct 7, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> taking a look at vote 2012. both candidates taking an opportunity to get out on the campaign trail. romney spent the day in florida trying to boost his chances in that critical swing state. obama is that a campaign events in california. on the sunday talk show circuit there were still talking about the debate. >> we had a good week. we need to have a good one this began the week after. >> i will not take away from his masterful performance. he did a superb acting job. he did everything but learn to tap dance. >> up next on the debate calendar, a vice presidential debate face-off. >> venezuelan immigrants have made the journey to louisiana to vote in today's presidential election elie their homeland. people started lining up early this morning outside the venezuelan consulate to pass their ballot for the incumbent hugo chavez or the young opponent. they closed down the miami consulate. >> we drove 23 hours to come here. a further reason to stay in your house secure in venezuela. it does not matter you vote for. vote. >> people from as many as 10 states travel to new orleans. >
FOX News
Oct 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
, reminding of some of the things that president obama said. right now the $5 trillion tax cut both of them argued over is in a new ad the romney campaign put out this morning because the romney campaign feels they need to clear up what president obama is saying about it, which is that it's not true. >> how forgiving is the american voter if president obama had what he would claim is just a bad night? >> it's hard to say. what will have to happen is president obama will have to have a much better debate in new york, about a week and a half away. i've talked to a lot of democrats and big obama fans who are miserable about the president's debate performance because they think he did a bad job and might have ruined his chances. >> why do you think that was? >> you know, part of it was president obama's strategy. he wanted to come in looking presidential. david axlerod says in a conference call this week with reporters that the president didn't want the american people to see two candidates on stage insulting each other and for that reason he stayed above the fray but he needed to look for aggr
FOX Business
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. gerri: both president obama and candidate mitt romney using today's jobs report to bolster their campaigns. the truth behind those numbers and a $5 gas, already happening in one state. could it happen in yours? welcome to "the willis report." ♪ hello, everybody. i'm gerri willis. do you believe the jobs numbers released today? a huge drop in unemployment rates to 7.8%. a look at that. nearly 1 million people entering the workforce in just one month. today, some of the business community calling those numbers completely fake, deliberately distorted to make president obama look good before the election. the obama administration firing back calling such charges ludicrous. what is the real story? joining me now, former white house chief economist and labor department commissioner keith hall, moody's chief economist, john lonski, and carried from call bomb capital management. welcome to you all. very curious. nearly a half percent move in the an employment rate on just 114,000 jobs growth in the month surprising to jack welch, former ceo of ge. here is what he said. >> well, and the
NBC
Oct 6, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. >>> mitt romney is gaining ground, fueled by a post debate bump. one poll shows them both neck and neck. and s.a.t. rules in effect today. what students now need to do before taking the test. >>> plus, bond takes on late night. look how daniel craig is ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait orinal are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >>> mitt romney's debate performance this past wednesday giving him a bump in the polls. a new reuters poll has him within two points of president obama, frailing him 47% to 45% among likely voters nationwide. that's compared to a six-point gap before the debate. romney's performance in denver game hiv a financial boost. his campaign received $12 million in online donation
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